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Microsoft
PwC NZ unveils new Cloud Security Operations Center
PwC New Zealand has unveiled its new Cloud Security Operations Center for the entire Microsoft technology stack.
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PwC
PwC named leader in worldwide cloud professional services
The latest IDC MarketScape report finds PwC to be a leading vendor in worldwide cloud professional services.
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Migration
SNP solutions and approach achieve PwC certification after audit
SNP’s BLUEFIELD approach and CrystalBridge transformation software have achieved PwC certification following a comprehensive audit.
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PwC
PwC helps businesses innovate for the digital future
Innovation can be challenging - the right people need to be in the right roles, and they must all be working towards a common goal.
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Cybersecurity
Australians have mixed feelings on cybersecurity priorities according to new PWC research
Australians have been found to have seemingly mixed priorities when it comes to cybersecurity, a new study by PWC has revealed. 
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PwC
NZ's startup ecosystem on a winning streak as investment levels climb - report
New Zealand’s startup industry received almost $60 million worth of investment from 66 deals in the first half of 2021.
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Startup
Tech start-ups hit by 'illogical' change of R&D funding
Deep tech firms say changes to research and development (R&D) funding have left them scrambling for cash.
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Microsoft
PwC expands Microsoft team as it looks to scale up capability
PwC continues to boost its expertise across the Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Apps portfolio.
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Strategic partnership
Alteryx and PwC bring partnership to more regions around the globe
Alteryx has expanded its global relationship with PwC as a Global Elite Partner. The partnership brings together Alteryx's analytics and data science automation solutions with PwC’s services and technologies.
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Cybersecurity
PwC and Palo Alto Networks partner, providing 24/7 cybersecurity defence in New Zealand
PwC and Palo Alto Networks announce an expanded partnership strengthening cybersecurity defences for New Zealand businesses. 
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Startup
NZ startups show strong growth despite COVID-19 challenges
New Zealand startup investment has grown and matured despite the challenges of COVID-19, according to a report from PwC and the Angel Association
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PwC
PwC New Zealand enters alliance with analytic process automation firm Alteryx
"We are combining our own digital and people transformation experience with Alteryx's data science, analytics and intuitive process automation platform."
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Microsoft
New Zealand agreement signed for PwC and Microsoft Global Alliance
PwC New Zealand has signed a local agreement with Microsoft to bring the PwC Microsoft Global Alliance to New Zealand organisations. 
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
RPA and talent the key to powering businesses
Robotic Process Automation creates a digital workforce, using machine learning to work autonomously or in partnership with human employees. This combines human creativity and judgement with the reliability and predictability of robots.
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Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks and PwC deliver MDR services to Hong Kong enterprises
“Together, PwC and Palo Alto Networks offer a service designed to address and solve customer cybersecurity pain points particularly as the market demands new ways to detect and respond to threats.”
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Startup
PwC: Investment in NZ startups remains resilient, despite lockdowns
Investment in New Zealand startups has remained relatively stable despite the COVID-19 lockdowns and disruption to business.
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Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks and PwC extend partnership, deliver cyber defence solution
The pair will deliver managed detection and response (MDR) services to joint customers, with the offering combining MDR services from both companies.
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Customer experience
PwC joins the Qualtrics Partner Network with renewed focus on customer experience
“The combination of PwC’s renowned digital transformation practice and Qualtrics leadership in experience management will empower organisations to focus on delivering great experiences that ultimately impact a company’s business outcomes."
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PwC
PwC report: Nextgens will lead family businesses into the digital age
Family businesses should look to next generation (nextgen) leaders if their company is to thrive in the digital age, but that can only happen with greater support and trust by those currently in charge.
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Artificial Intelligence
Responsible AI starts with responsible leaders - PwC
Responsible practices in artificial intelligence (AI) starts with how each individual organisation plans to strategise, design, develop, and deploy the technology. 
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Microsoft
Study: 'Inclusive design' key to serving customer diversity
Businesses that build products and services with an ‘inclusive’ design are more likely to reach four times the number of intended consumers than those that don’t.
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Artificial Intelligence
Retail-tech firm Insite AI signs deal with Chemist Warehouse
One New Zealand startup has plans to help retailers do big things in the way of merchandising, buying and selling – all with the help of machine learning.
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Commvault
Commvault appoints F5 MD as new A/NZ area VP
Robert Malkin has taken the position, bringing experience from F5 Networks, Autodesk and Oracle.
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Data Protection
Fines for UK data privacy issues surged 29% in 2017 - what will GDPR bring?
Fines increased almost £1m last year and now with the biggest change to data privacy for more than 20 years, PwC says they will leap again.